Pre‐service teacher training and special educational needs in England 1970–2008: is government learning the lessons of the past or is it experiencing a groundhog day?

Hodkinson, Alan (2009) Pre‐service teacher training and special educational needs in England 1970–2008: is government learning the lessons of the past or is it experiencing a groundhog day? European Journal of Special Needs Education, 24 (3). pp. 277-289. ISSN 0885-6257

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Abstract

The paper outlines the findings from a literature review of the English government’s response to the issue of training pre‐service teachers in the delivery of effective special educational needs support. The review’s findings detail that although educational practice in mainstream classrooms has changed considerably since the 1970s the training of pre‐service teachers with regards to special educational needs has seemingly changed very little. The paper argues that the government needs to re‐think radically its policy of inclusion to ensure that a coherent plan is formulated which enables higher education institutions’ initial teacher training programmes to train students who are competent and confident in their abilities to work with children with special educational needs and/or disabilities.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information and Comments: This is an Author's Original Manuscript of an article submitted for consideration in European Journal of Special Needs Education [copyright Taylor & Francis]; European Journal of Special Needs Education is available online at http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/08856250903016847
Keywords: ITT, teacher training, inclusion, integration, SEN, disability
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
Faculty / Department: Faculty of Education > Disability and Education
Depositing User: Users 4 not found.
Date Deposited: 06 Sep 2013 13:12
Last Modified: 28 Sep 2015 10:11
URI: http://hira.hope.ac.uk/id/eprint/81

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